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50 YEARS AGO
FIGHT TO RETAIN ANGLE PARKING...Despite
pressure from the Road Traﬃc Board to introduce ranking
in Murray Street, Gawler town council has re-aﬃrmed its
desire to retain angle parking for motor vehicles.
Council has pointed out to the board that in a poll
conducted on July 4, ratepayers voted overwhelmingly in
favour of angle parking.
In the poll 520 voted for 30-degree angle parking, as
against 149 for parallel parking (ranking).
150 YEARS AGO
NO ROADS FOR THE NORTH...This is the decision of
their Sapiences, the Legislatve Council.
What does it mater to them, if drays are bogged, carts
capsized, lives sacriﬁced, and limbs imperilled.
The squaters have been inconvenienced.
Some porton of the riches they squeeze out of the public
purse is to ﬁnd its way back again to its original source
— so the agriculturalists and setlers are to have no roads.
Truly, gentlemen of the Legislatve Council, your acts will
not pass from the memory of the northern setlers.
25 YEARS AGO
HEAD IN THE CLOUDS...Gawler High School principal
Don Fraser brought over three years of careful hobby work
to fruiton at Paraﬁeld
Airport on November 24
when he ﬂew his amateur-
built Corby Starlet sports
plane for the ﬁrst tme.
Mr Fraser said taking the
plane up for the ﬁrst tme
was more excitng than his
ﬁrst solo ﬂight.
“I must admit, I didn’t
get a lot of sleep on Friday
night before the ﬂight,”
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10 YEARS AGO
AMANDA CAN NOW HAVE HER CAKE AND EAT
IT...The size 24 pants hanging in Amanda Page’s wardrobe
are a tangible reminder of how her weight once controlled
Now a shapely size 10, Amanda was crowned the female
winner of the inaugural Star Makeover last week, stunning
guests with her transformaton.
While the 38-year-old wife and mother shed most of the
weight before entering the challenge, she stll managed
to lose more than four kilograms and seven centmetres
around the waist.
WHY NOT CARRY PARCELS?...The Mayor (Mr. Cox)
brought before the members of the Gawler Corporaton on
Monday night the fact that parcels were not allowed to be
sent to Gawler by the mid-day train.
That was an injustce and when representatons were
made for the re-instalment of the train, special menton
was made of the convenience it was for urgent business.
Of the moton of Councillor Knox seconded by Councillor
Bright it was resolved that the Commissioner of Railways be
asked to allow parcels being sent by that train.
100 YEARS AGO
TEAMS are beginning to register for
next year's Gawler Relay For Life and
among the participants will be cancer
survivor and Gawler East resident
Dave decided to join the relay
committee in 2009, following the
diagnosis of his mother and brother.
However, only a year later, he was
diagnosed with prostate cancer himself.
"Ironically, my involvement in this
cancer awareness and research support
event would come home to roost," Dave
"I count myself fortunate in that it was
"I underwent implant radiotherapy
and after four years and ongoing PSA
testing, I count myself a survivor, and am
optimistic that this will continue with
the monitoring indications to date."
The 2011 relay event had a more
significant meaning for Dave, as he
was now eligible to participate in the
The relay commences with the
Survivors' Walk and the registered teams
"Even at this early stage of my
recovery, I was proud to walk alongside
so many fellow survivors and carers,"
"Most of these had had much more
traumatic treatment than myself, which
made me more appreciative of the
journeys that they had or were on."
Before the event, teams of 10 to 15
people get together and raise money,
which is donated to the Cancer
Council for support services, education,
prevention and research.
This year, 40 teams raised almost
$94,500 in the Gawler relay and so far
about 20 teams have registered for
The relay committee is encouraging
the community to get involved in the
event, which starts on March 21 and
finishes on March 22 at Princes Park.
During the evening on the first day
there will also be a candle-lit ceremony,
where participants can take time out to
celebrate the memory of loved ones lost
to cancer or those that are still battling
with the illness.
"Taking part in subsequent survivors'
walks and candlelight ceremonies at
Relay For Life events is now something
that I particularly treasure and look
forward to," Dave said.
"Joining with so many survivors is a
great demonstration that being on the
cancer road is, increasingly, more like
being in a tunnel rather than a cul-de-
For further enquiries about Gawler
Relay For Life, contact Nicki Ryan
(0412 804 693).
Cancer survivor Dave Cockshell will be participating in next year's Gawler Relay For Life.
PHOTO: Alec Urquhart
LOCAL musician and poet Martin
Johnson will be swapping his guitar
for an iPod when he performs
a free and original new show,
'Umbrellas, Tables & Chairs' at
Café Nova this Sunday.
The 40-minute performance will
combine spoken-word poetry with
original and experimental music, and
is being held as a busker's Christmas
thank you to all who have supported
him this year.
Martin said three years of busking
in Gawler had been the inspiration
behind the venture.
"The topics in the show are from
the interactions I've had with the
community and also my experiences in
the public space," Martin said.
"It gives a broad range of experiences
and connections that I've made with
"You get a real look at the Gawler
community through these shows."
Martin began working on the
project 18 months ago and he has
included 14 pieces in the show, 11 of
which are accompanied by music that
will be played through his iPod.
His work contains a variety of
subjects from people who suffer from
mental illness to the friendly chatter
and love of life of his many listeners.
"There are some pieces that I've
specifically written for people," Martin
"As well as providing me with a
fascinating insight into the social
structure of the town, it has been, and
continues to be, a privilege to entertain
folks who might not wish to enter a
licensed venue or who can't attend live
music venues because of medical or
'Umbrellas, Tables & Chairs' will
begin at 2pm this Sunday.
Local musician Martin Johnson
will be performing his new
show 'Umbrellas, Tables &
Chairs' at Café Nova this Sunday.
PHOTO: Amelia Dawkins
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